New Statewide Storm Reporting Initiative Goes Live

The new platform for the Statewide VOST initiative has switched from Spotlight, to Discord. With expanded capabilities, we’re able to offer real-time storm reporting from the general public, trained spotters, and storm chasers that is view-able by the NWS, News Outlets, and other agencies.

Join the Statewide VOST


• Less effort to join.
• IEMBot integration.
• Mobile and Desktop Friendly
• Conversate with other spotters in the general discussions channel.
• Spotter activations that alert all spotters in a region.
• Agencies can respond to reports for clarifying information with ease.
• Get your spotter training first hand with the help of other trained spotters.
• Differentiate between trained and untrained reports from the public.
• Much more to come!

The rules are simple! Join, and let us know your name and/or call-sign and primary county, and if you’ve taken any spotter training. You’ll then be added to the correct coverage areas, and you’ll be able to begin reading and sending reports when severe weather occurs. Do not private message any members of the VOST, especially agency members, without them asking you to first. Be civil, and do not post false reports. If you violate the rules set herein you will be removed from the system, and your device blacklisted from the VOST.

Untrained Spotters:
We highly suggest taking a spotter training course offered by the NWS. For those of you who cannot, you can join as an untrained spotter, and your storm reports will be filtered for accuracy before being sent on their way. After you’ve gained enough reputation for good quality reports, you will potentially be eligible to start reporting on your own.

Amateur Radio:
This is NOT a replacement for amateur radio, or emergency broadcast. This is purely a tool to help aid agencies in storm response and warning efforts. If you’re interested in becoming a licensed “Ham Radio” operator, we have many connections in this community and can help get you to who you need to talk to.

It shall be understood that any photos uploaded to the VOST Discord are usable by any and all members including the media. If you’re concerned about your photos being used without compensation, do not post them. Most members of the media are very good about asking first, but you have been warned.

We work closely with the NWS, and several members of emergency management and other state agencies. The goal of this initiative is to increase the number of agency representatives in the VOST. Anyone from the news/media, NWS, EM, State or Federal agency operating within Kentucky, Red Cross, KYTC, and other agencies are highly encouraged to join. We will do our best to get all reports to the correct agencies as timely as possible, but this works better if you participate. You’ll also have access to an inter-agency channel similar to NWS Chat.

Any further questions should be directed to us on Twitter @TeamW700 or by emailing admin, at

$199 Ambient Professional WX Station & Installation

Offer Valid Through September 27th 2019.

For a limited time, we’re offering a special price of $199 for a professional weather station which includes standard installation. Additional fees may be incurred for non-standard installations.

This is the perfect setup for homes and small businesses alike. Provide peace of mind to customers, know how to dress before you head out the door, and be alerted when certain conditions are met. We service counties across Kentucky; check with us to see if you’re in our coverage area! This particular station provides wind speed, direction, rainfall, humidity, temperature, dew point and heat index, solar UV, and barometric pressure.

Mention this offer to receive the discount. Normal price for this service is $249

No substitutions, taxes and fees are included. Half payment must be made to schedule installation, and full payment must be made during the appointment.

Limited 1 Year Warranty Included
2-Year Limited Warranty For Malfunctions & Defects: $30
3-Year Limited Warranty For Malfunctions & Defects: $50

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Pre-Orders for Vehicle Winter Survival Kits Now Open!


We are currently accepting pre-orders for winter survival kits that you can keep in each of your vehicles.

In the event you become stranded, our kits provide the essentials you need to survive until you can be rescued, or road conditions become safe to drive on again.

The pre-order price is $35, and the kits will be delivered by November 1st, 2019. Offer expires September 13th 2019.
*** All proceeds go towards weather research and safety initiatives across Kentucky ***

Items Included in the Basic Kits:

  • 12 Hours of Emergency Heating Sources
  • 2 MRE’s ( Meals ready to eat: These will last for 5-6 years. )
  • 1 Help/Rescue Flag
  • 2 Mylar Thermal Survival Blankets
  • Matches & Lighter
  • Basic Hand Tools ( Screwdrivers, Etc…)
  • Basic First Aid Items (Bandaids, Alcohol Pads, Etc…)
  • 1 Road Flare
  • 1 Small Flashlight & Batteries

We will also be offering a kit for your home soon! So keep your eyes peeled for that!

To Order, send your $35 minimum to our PayPal: – And send the emailed receipt to with your address.

Additionally, you can send your money to with your address.

Or if you’re not feeling tech savvy, we can also accept money orders. Just email us or send a message to our Twitter @TeamW700

Thank you!